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How does the court determine “income” for calculating child support?

The court bases child support on a parent’s “net disposable income”. This means the parent’s income after state and federal taxes. The court may award support based in part on bonuses, commissions, overtime and other supplemental or non-wage income if the court determines that this income is regularly occurring.

Certain income is NOT counted when determining a child support obligation. For example, the court cannot consider income from:

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